Saturday, October 16, 2010

Chocolate chip cookies + new kitty :)

I tried to make choclate chip cookies today :)
As you can see they are really more like choclate chip cakes! Delicious, but not cookies! It might be the applesauce I used instead of half the is the recipe anyway :)

Chocolate chip cookies cakes
Makes about 26


1 cup flour (I used wholemeal)
1/2 cup wheat germ
3/4 cup oat bran
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup oil (I used grapeseed)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (Woolworths home brand is the only one I can find with no added sugar)
3/4 cup dextrose (or 3/4 cup sugar, I just have dextrose to use at the moment)
3/4 cup dextrose + 1 tbsp molasses (or 3/4 cup brown sugar)
Seeds of one vanilla bean
2 tbsp flaxeeds, ground and mixed with 4 - 6 tbsp hot water
1 cup chocolate chips of choice (I used 150g packet of Sweet William milk chocolate chips)

First, grind your flaxseeds and mix them with the water. I use a mortar and pestle, good arm work out! Haha. Set aside to thicken.

Mix flour, oat bran, wheat germ, baking soda and salt in a bowl. In another bowl beat together the oil, applesauce, sugars and vanilla bean seeds. Add in flax egg.

Gradually beat in the flour mixture into the oil mixture. Once combine stir through your chocolate chips.

Set oven to 200 degrees celcius. Drop tablespoon sized blobs of cookie dough on a baking tray that is either greased or has baking paper on it. Flatten them down with your fingers or a fork (fingers works better). Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Let cool on the tray for a while, then transfer them to a wire cooking rack or plate to finish. If you try to move them while they're still hot, a) you'll burn yourself and b) they'll fall apart!

While not exactly what I wanted, they still taste damn good :) I've eaten about 6 already and now I feel sick. Surprise surprise! I really shouldn't bake when I am at home alone :)

We got our second cat a couple of weeks ago! She's so tiny, but apparently she is 3 years old. Her name is Charlee (that was her name from her previous owners, who I think had to surrender her because they could no longer look after her). She loves to play with catnip filled toys and toys in general, and likes to sleep on our bellies at night.

She and Bob have had their fair share of tiffs so far (I came home one day to find Charlee had missing chunks of fur on the back of her neck!) but they are getting used to each other. There's a bit of hissing but it's lessening haha. They even both sat on our bed this morning at the same time!

Bob likes to get in my way. She's getting a bit fat. We'd feed her less but she eats Charlee's food as well :S

Charlee likes to watch me update my blog :)

It's extremely windy today. Beautiful clear blue skies and lots of sun, but very very windy. The neighbours tree snapped just before. It's pretty tall and thin. It's some type of melaleuca. I should go get my washing in before it ends up in Perth.  

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